Solo Show "UNE RELATION EXPÉRIMENTALE" at the Rencontres d'Arles
Jul
1
to Sep 22

Solo Show "UNE RELATION EXPÉRIMENTALE" at the Rencontres d'Arles

Pixy Liao is representative of a new generation of artists experimenting and exploring the possibilities of portraiture and photography. Her current project, Experimental Relationship, which began in 2007. In this series, she portrays photographs of herself and her Japanese boyfriend, Moro, to explore ways in which national cultures influence and even inform relationships-specific interactions. In her photographs, Liao often poses in a dominant role, while her boyfriend adopts a position of submission. Five years to her junior, she recognizes in Moro a great source of inspiration for her series, and explains: "Moro allowed me to realize that heterosexual relationships did not need to be standardized. The purpose of this experiment is to break the pattern inherent in heterosexual relationships to make room for new forms of balance. Liao structures her images so that she often appears over her boyfriend, to look at him, or fully dressed while he is naked. These subtle stagings stand in the opposite of our expectations of gender roles.

Curator of the exhibition: Holly Roussel.
Exhibition co-produced by the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival and the Rencontres d'Arles.
2018 Laureate of the Jimei x Arles Award - Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award.

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Solo show "Experimental Relationship" at Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography
May
10
to Jun 2

Solo show "Experimental Relationship" at Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography

The 23rd edition of the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography will explore the theme of “Flood” through the perspectives of 21 Swiss and international photographers, who will examine the overflows, both real and virtual, which are today confronting contemporary society.

Appeldorn Lisette (NL), Brunet Thibault (FR), Bucan Vanja (SL), Denzler Morgane (FR), Gabi Matthias (CH), Gagnebin-de Bons David (CH), Genoud Maxime (CH), Guo Yingguang (CN), Haser Alma (GB), Hovers Esther (NL), Hugo Fabian (CH), Hürzeler Luzia (CH), Liao Pixy (CN), Marioni Andrea (CH), Merlet Briand Mathieu (FR), Rebetez Augustin (CH), Renaud Marc (CH), Roucoules Romain (CH), Tampon-Lajarriette Marion (FR), Tussore Emmanuel (FR), Urbonaité Indré (LT), Concours FNS d’images scientifiques, Enquêtes photographiques: enjeux et perspectives, Photoforum Pasquart, Schule für Gestaltung Bern und Biel 2. Fachklasse Grafik, We call it home, Women with Binoculars

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Group show "Kinship" at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, UK
May
9
to Jul 7

Group show "Kinship" at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, UK

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Kinship looks at how women are using photography to reflect upon their sense of kin. This ‘kin’ can be relations, partners, or close friends, tracing the way that our understanding of family and relationships are in flux. The exhibition features Pixy Liao, Momo Okabe, Margaret Mitchell, Lydia Goldblatt, Jenny Lewis, and Johanna Heldebro.

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Screening "Power Pose" at DĄĄB
Apr
28
to Apr 30

Screening "Power Pose" at DĄĄB

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Stroboskop (Warsaw, PL) and DĄĄB (Brooklyn, NY) are excited to present POWER POSE, a 50-minute video anthology that draws inspiration from Stroboskop’s first two exhibitions of the 2019 season, ‘Objects of Worship’ by Jan Możdżyński and ‘Trojan Horse’ by Leann Herlihy.

The notion of ‘power posing’ was first formally introduced in 2010 by a team of American social psychologists who claimed that by positioning the body in a specific way (think superhero: Wonder Woman) you create the illusion of power. This idea has been touted to American women ad nauseam, entangling stereotypes of gender, power, sexuality and patriarchy and condensing it to the maxim: fake it ‘til you make it.

POWER POSE brings together artists living and working across the globe (Poland, Germany, Australia, the United States), making work that engages ideas about emotional and political boundaries, and the flexibility and subversion of contemporary ideologies. Like Jan Możdżyński’s paintings in ‘Objects of Worship’ many of these videos are speculative exercises, exploring the possibility of creating monuments to queer or othered bodies and communities, monuments that commemorate joy, sexual pleasure, etc. Others echo a visual language floating between sport, traditional dress and S&M, a similar strategy employed by Warsaw-based Irish artist Leann Herlihy in her upcoming exhibition ‘Trojan Horse’. Herlihy often explores the tools and systems of subjugation and oppression of female bodies through time, this exhibition is focusing most directly on the history of equestrianism and its relationship to contemporary gymnastics. These themes play out through performance, sculpture, and photography.

POWER POSE is a conversation about power, queering, monuments, boundaries as well as gender and the (non)binary. It is a collaboration between two artist-run spaces, bridging distinct conversations on contemporary, universal themes.

Katie Zazenski, Stroboskop Art Space Martyna Szczęsna, DĄĄB

Participating Artists: The Motel Sisters (Liam Benson and Naomi Oliver), Bella Ćwir, Pixy Liao, Mutant Salon, Tommy Kha, Kuba Gliński, Mikołaj Sobczak, Hein Han, Mahsa Biglow, Catherine Cramer, Audra Wist

Screening Dates:

DĄĄB on Sunday, April 28, 6PM Warsaw on Tuesday, April 30 at Karrot

DĄĄB is located at: 135 Oak Street Brooklyn, NY 11222

You can find Stroboskop online at: https://stroboskop-space.pl/

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Group show "Elegy: Five Desire Mechanisms of Nostalgia" at A+ Contemporary in Shanghai
Mar
22
to May 19

Group show "Elegy: Five Desire Mechanisms of Nostalgia" at A+ Contemporary in Shanghai

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展名 挽歌:有關懷舊的五種欲望機制
藝術家 陳呈毓、馮山、胡偉、廖逸君、閆欣悅
展期 Mar. 22, 2019 – May 19, 2019
開幕 Mar. 22 (Fri.) 4pm
地點 A+ Contemporary 亞洲當代藝術空間|上海市普陀區莫干山路50號7號樓106室

A+ Contemporary 亞洲當代藝術空間榮幸地宣布,我們即將於2019年3月22日舉辦由韓馨逸策劃的群展“挽歌:有關懷舊的五種欲望機制”,參展藝術家包括陳呈毓、馮山、胡偉、廖逸君和閆欣悅。“挽歌”的目的並非在於悲劇式地撩撥懷念情緒,而在於觀察及回應當下懷舊熱潮的興起及其緣由。策展人選取攝影、繪畫、影像、雕塑、裝置、檔案多層面的媒介,構造一個多重時間線索並存的展覽空間,意圖探討人們捕獲已逝去的時間的欲望驅動和可能途徑。展覽將持續至2019年5月19日。

懷舊作為一種面向過去的綿延的情緒,並非明確對應於時空中的某一具體的坐標點,它指向混沌的過往經驗碎片,而最終匯集為斑駁的集體記憶。通常情況下,從更為廣闊的文化意義上來看,懷舊作為螺旋上升型的歷史回環中不可避免的情緒,往往反映著歷史思想的回潮、動蕩變化的現實狀況以及保守停滯的文化形態。可以說,懷舊相對於激進,成為了自戀的以及腐朽的象征。但今天的人類文明正在不斷接近自互聯網誕生以來的下一個技術奇點,曾經出現於科幻作品中的縹緲幻象已經如同幽靈般與我們共存。

面對爆炸式發展的技術突進,懷舊也因此成為了回溯自身歷史、留存及重塑個人及集體文化身份的有效途徑,也對當下技術碾壓式的優先地位形成了某種尖銳激烈的批判意味。本次參展的五位藝術家將懷舊化作一種具有修復功能的創造工具,他們從個體經驗出發,同時也共同顯示出了對於具有“失憶”特質的當代文化現狀的反思與焦慮。試想,當人類的記憶被電子化的記錄方式變為失去線性時間線索的斷片,我們將如何自處?懷舊又將意味著什麽?本次展覽將嘗試為這些問題提供開放式的答案。

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Panel Discussion "RIGHT TO REPRESENT" at ICP
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion "RIGHT TO REPRESENT" at ICP

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How do subjects present themselves to the camera? What are the power dynamics between the photographer, subject, and audience? Who historically has been deemed worthy of photographic commemoration and who is missing?

Join us for a lecture and conversation—moderated by ICP assistant curator Claartje van Dijk with scholar and artist Ace Lehner and photographer Pixy Liao—on challenging notions of power and visibility in portrait photography. The evening will begin with Lehner presenting their own work at the intersection of trans and non-binary photographic representation before a discussion on methods of interrogating power dynamics of lens-based portraiture with Liao and van Dijk.

This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating in our reserved members’ section.

This program is held in conjunction with Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection. Our ICP Museum–public program combination ticket grants $10 entry to the galleries starting at 4:30 PM to those attending the program. Tickets are only available online when you register for the program.

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Solo show "Open Kimono" at Chambers Fine Art New York
Mar
7
to Apr 27

Solo show "Open Kimono" at Chambers Fine Art New York

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Opening: Thursday, Mar 7th 6-8pm
Address: Chambers Fine Art, 522 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Chambers Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening on March 7 of Pixy Liao: Open Kimono. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Pixy Liao received her MFA in photography from the University of Memphis in 2008. It was within this completely new and foreign environment that she first began working as an artist, exploring everyday life in Memphis through a series of ‘American landscapes’. It was also in Memphis that she met her boyfriend-turned-muse Moro – inspiring the body of work that she has become best known for, called Experimental Relationship. The ongoing project is a staged documentation of their relationship, now spanning over 12 years, in which Liao creates various intimate, playful, and witty tableaux that often place her in a position of power over Moro, in a subtle reversal of gender roles.

The artist states, “As a woman brought up in China, I used to think I could only love someone who is older and more mature than me, who can be my protector and mentor. Then I met my current boyfriend, Moro. Since he is 5 years younger than me, I felt that whole concept of relationships changed, all the way around. I became the person who has more authority & power.” Open Kimono presents a selection from the latest iteration of Experimental Relationship, with most of the photographs on view taken in 2018 while the couple were traveling through their home countries China and Japan. As the title of the exhibition suggests, several of the images portray both artist and muse in traditional Japanese dress, although the intimate settings and sensual imagery take their inspiration from Japanese female Yakuza films rather than feudal Japan.

Alongside her photographs, Liao presents a new series of Risographs that were created during a recent residency at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. Risographs take their name from the Riso Kagaku Corporation, which manufactured a digital duplicator that automated a printing process similar to silk screen printing. It was released in Japan in 1986. Liao embraced the unpredictable method of printing, deconstructing the imagery from her existing photos into simple lines of color, experimenting with offset printing and a simplified color palette.

Located at one end of the gallery is a golden ladder on which visitors can climb to view Liao’s installation Temple for Her. The piece is a part of the artist’s larger conceptual series "Evil Women Cult", an imaginary cult that worships all of the “evil female leaders” in history. This particular piece is dedicated to Wu Zetian (624-705 CE), the only female emperor in the history of China. Within Liao’s miniature ‘temple’ is a pool of blood within the shape of a woman, a red staircase, a phallic throne, a pair of golden rolling eyes and a Chinese character Wu created for herself as her name, Zhao, which is a combination of two characters: "clear" and "sky." The temple is inspired by the lonely path the Empress took on her way to the pinnacle of power. The miniature format for this installation was created in conjunction with Flyweight, a bookshelf-sized project space located within the home of artists Clare Torina and Jesse Cesario, and has been re-staged for this exhibition.

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Window Display at Printed Matter Chelsea
Feb
9
to Mar 3

Window Display at Printed Matter Chelsea

“Two hands controlling one mouse. I’m on top of you, you are on top of it.” Pixy Liao, Golden Mouse

“Two hands controlling one mouse. I’m on top of you, you are on top of it.” Pixy Liao, Golden Mouse

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Printed Matter pleased to present a commissioned window installation Golden Mouse by artist Pixy Liao. In Pixy’s work, provoking and absurd subject matter is broached, delicately and skillfully, with seductive colors and compositions. Simultaneously naughty and innocent, her work invites you to reexamine the hierarchy between male and female, private and public, the mundane and the monumental. For Printed Matter’s Window Series, Pixy will showcase her most recent experiment with large-format Risograph printing. The prints were produced during her residency at SVA RisoLAB.

A limited editioned risograph print will be for purchase at Printed Matter at the same time.

About the Printed Matter Window Series
Throughout Printed Matter’s history, storefront windows have served as the face of the organization, providing artists with the opportunity to produce and display site-specific works. When founding member Lucy Lippard was first presented with 2 large windows at the Lispenard Street location in 1976, she decided to launch a highly visible installation program as a form of public art. Her long-running series featured early career exhibitions by artists including Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Antoni Muntadas, and Richard Prince.

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Solo show "Temple for Her" at Flyweight NYC
Jan
20
to Mar 1

Solo show "Temple for Her" at Flyweight NYC

Temple for Her
January 20-March 1, 2019

Temple for Her is dedicated to Wu Zetian (624-705 CE), the only female emperor in the history of China. The temple consists of a pool of blood within the shape of a woman, a red staircase, a phallic throne, a pair of golden rolling eyes and a Chinese character Wu created for herself as her name, Zhao, which is a combination of two characters: "clear" and "sky." The temple is inspired by the lonely path the Empress took all the way to the top.

Flyweight is a miniature project space run by artists Clare Torina and Jesse Cesario.

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Group show "San Gennaro Exhibition" at Baxter Street Camera Club
Dec
11
to Jan 12

Group show "San Gennaro Exhibition" at Baxter Street Camera Club

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Organized by Nicole Bull & Kaz Senju

We are pleased to announce that in mid-December we will have an exhibition of works from the San Gennaro Fesitival in our new space at 128 Baxter St! The exhibition will consist of 6 customized backdrops that were made for our San Gennaro Festival 2018 photo booth. Participating artists include Jackson Hallberg, Pixy Liao, Devin N. Morris, Elizabeth Renstrom, Marco Scozzaro and Tiffany Smith.

Exhibition Dates: December 11 - January 12, 2019

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Film Screening Event "MONO TRACKS" at WYTHE HOTEL CINEMA
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Film Screening Event "MONO TRACKS" at WYTHE HOTEL CINEMA

Presented by Mono No Aware in partnership with The Wythe Hotel Cinema DOORS AT 7:00 PM PROGRAM BEGINS AT 8:00 PM SHARP WYTHE HOTEL CINEMA 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 LIMTED SEATING, FREE TO ATTEND, RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflRk1OPBxsNRobO7b5g2l6S7nAZtyJcyWbzDofYRnOeqyLcQ/viewform

MONO TRACKS is a program of 16mm prints with optical sound. These are collaborations between musicians and artists conducted in camera.

WHAT’S THE MEANING OF THIS?, 2018 by PIMO, World Premiere

WHAT’S THE MEANING OF THIS? is a song from PIMO’s (Pixy and Moro’s band) latest album “Hello World”. The video is loosely based on Pixy and Moro’s relationship in the form of a cult. WHAT’S THE MEANING OF THIS? is also the endless question to our daily behavior.

PIMO is consisted of Pixy Liao and Takahiro Morooka (Moro). Born and raised in Shanghai, Pixy Liao is an artist currently resides in New York. Her long-term photo project “Experimental Relationship” challenges conventional ideas of gender dynamics. Takahiro Morooka is a multi-instrumental Japanese musician. He formed the band PIMO with Pixy and he is also the muse for Pixy’s artwork.

Organizers:

Wythe Hotel is the original boutique hotel in Williamsburg Brooklyn, focused on culture, food, community, and warm, genuine service. We are staunchly local, and mindful of our role in Brooklyn’s proud history of welcoming people from all over the world.

*All of the works in this program were commissioned and received full production support from MONO NO AWARE.

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Group show "At Home: In the American West" presented by The California Sunday Magazine and Aperture Foundation
Dec
6
to Jan 4

Group show "At Home: In the American West" presented by The California Sunday Magazine and Aperture Foundation

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Exhibition on view
December 6, 2018 – January 4, 2019

Opening reception
Thursday, December 6 6:00-8:30 pm

Where do you feel most at home? In a year when thousands of migrant children have been sent to live in tent cities, rents for a San Francisco apartment average $3,750, and wildfires have destroyed entire communities, the question of how people define “home” has never felt more urgent. Some feel nostalgic about where they came from, some never left the towns they grew up in, and others couldn’t wait to leave. At Home features a variety of emerging and established photographers — including Ahndraya Parlato and Gregory Halpern, Texas Isaiah, Pixy Liao, Ricardo Nagaoka,Irina Rozovsky, Mark Steinmetz, and others — who traveled through ten states in the American West and spoke to people about what, and where, home is. The series includes a formerly homeless woman who finally feels settled in her tiny house in Seattle, a single mother who found her sanctuary living off the grid in the New Mexico desert, a couple who built their dream mansion in the mountains, a DACA recipient who has proudly purchased his first home in Utah, and a Los Angeles native who feels at peace by the ocean.

This exhibition coincides with the publication of The California Sunday Magazine’s December special issue in which all stories will be told through photography, focusing on a single theme: Home.

At Home is sponsored by Google Pixel, which launches the Google Pixel 3, with its most advanced camera, in the U.S. today. Google Pixel is also the exclusive photography sponsor of The California Sunday Magazine’s December issue, which will be available online at www.californiasunday.com on November 29 and in print on December 2.

Photographers Featured

Ash Adams
David Black
Widline Cadet
Erica Deeman
Lauren Angalis Field
Jim Goldberg
Talia Herman
Texas Isaiah
Taylor Kay Johnson
Pixy Liao
Sanaz Mazinani
Andrew Miksys
Ricardo Nagaoka
Ahndraya Parlato & Gregory Halpern
Karen Miranda Rivadeneira
Irina Rozovsky
Marshall Scheuttle
Mark Steinmetz

About the California Sunday Magazine

The California Sunday Magazine publishes ambitious features and cinematic photography from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America for a national audience. The magazine appears online at www.californiasunday.com and in print, delivered with select Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as by mail to subscribers. Launched at the end of 2014, California Sunday has been a finalist for ten National Magazine Awards, including General Excellence and Magazine of the Year, and has won three — twice for Photography, in 2016 and 2017, making it the first magazine to win two years in a row in nearly three decades. In 2018, the Society of Publication Designers named California Sunday Magazine of the Year. The California Sunday Magazine is published by Pop-Up Magazine Productions, creators of Pop-Up Magazine, the popular touring live-magazine performance.

About Aperture Foundation

Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community. From its base in New York, Aperture Foundation produces, publishes, and presents a program of photography projects and programs—locally, across the United States, and around the world.

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Solo show at Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen, China
Nov
23
to Jan 3

Solo show at Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen, China

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The fourth Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival will take place in Xiamen from 23 November 2018 to 2 January 2019.

Nominated for Jimei x Arles Discovery Award 2018 and Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award.

Curator: Holly Roussell

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10x10 Reading Room - How We See: Photobooks by Women
Oct
25
to Oct 27

10x10 Reading Room - How We See: Photobooks by Women

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10x10 Reading Room "How We See: Photobooks by Women"

Date: 25-27 October 2018
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:45 pm

New York Public Library
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (2nd Floor)
476 Fifth Avenue, NYC

ABOUT HOW WE SEE:
With historical records establishing 19th-century British photographer Anna Atkins’s Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853) as the first photobook, it is not surprising that women have consistently contributed to the rich history of photobook making. 10×10 Photobooks has organized How We See - a hands-on reading room, “book on books” publication and series of public events - to explore the distinctive content, design and intellectual attributes in photobooks produced by women.

My book "Experimental Relationship Vol.1 2007-2017" is picked by Miwa Susuda.

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Panel Discussion "Barbara Pollack: Brand New Art From China, a book signing and panel discussion" at SVA
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Panel Discussion "Barbara Pollack: Brand New Art From China, a book signing and panel discussion" at SVA

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SVA, MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media celebrates award-winning journalist, art critic, and curator, Barbara Pollack and her new publication Brand New Art From China with a book signing and panel discussion featuring artist Pixy Liao, with department alumni Baoyang Chen '14, Jesse Chun '14, Tiger Chi '14 and current thesis student Hanwen Zhang '19.

"A unique and visionary generation of young Chinese artists are coming to prominence in the art world – just as China cements its place as the second largest art market on the planet. Building on the new frontiers opened up by the Chinese artists of the late 1980s and 1990s, artists such as Ai Wei Wei who came to the West and became household names, this new generation are provocative, exciting and bold. But what does it mean to be a Chinese artist today? And how can we better understand their work?

Here, renowned critic Barbara Pollack presents the first book to tell the story of how these Chinese millennials, fast becoming global art superstars, negotiate their cultural heritage, and what this means for China's impact on the future of global culture. Many young Chinese artists have declared they are “not Chinese, but global” – this book investigates just what that means for China, the art market, and the world.

Brand new Art from China is the first collection to showcase the dynamic new art coming from Chinese artists, and features full-colour photos and video stills throughout – with many works being published in book-form for the first time. Featuring an in-depth interview with Zhang Xiaogang, probably the most well-known artist in China itself, whose sombre portraits of Chinese families during the Cultural Revolution sell for as much as $12 million at auction, alongside unparalleled access to the tastemakers of today's art scene, Brand New Art from China is the essential guide to Chinese contemporary art today - its vision, values and aesthetics."

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Oct
19
to Nov 20

Group show "Monroe/Monroe" at Shang Ba Art Gallery Beijing

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Duration: October 19, 2018 – November 20, 2018
Venue: Shang Ba Art Gallery
Address: Shang 8 International AD Park, Yard 3, Xiadianjia (West Dawang Rd), Chaoyang District, Beijing
Host: Photo Beijing 2018 Curatorial Committee
Organizer: China Art Photography Society

Monroe/Monroe
Opening: October 19, 2018 (Friday) 14:30
Artists: Anna Ehrenstein, Guo Yingguang, Pixy Liao, Lv Jiatong, Miia Autio, Poulomi Basu

Executive Director: Xue Chenmei
Curator: He Yining
Curatorial Assistants: Cai Xinyuan, Qiao Hongyan
Designer: Shi Runmin

In the 1940s, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote in The Second Sex that “one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. No biological, psychological, or economic fate determines the figure that the human female presents in society: it is civilization as a whole that produces this creature, intermediate between male and eunuch, which is described as feminine.” “Monroe”, a surname of Scottish origin, has been translated into completely different and highly gendered Chinese characters in different contexts: Meng Lu (梦露) in the case of Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe, and Men Luo (门罗) in the case of James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States. This phenomenon indirectly responds to the myth of femininity revealed in de Beauvoir’s book.

“Monroe/Monroe” focuses on recent creative practices in photography and related media by artists around the world on topics concerning women and gender. The exhibition aims to investigate, in certain social and historical contexts, possibilities for artists to create their own expressions between the speakable and the unspeakable. The project is grounded in the connection between contemporary photography and feminist culture, and will be presented as a combination of exhibition, forum, research and public events.

The exhibition of the same title, “Monroe/Monroe”, will explore different issues caused by gender differentiation in the upbringing, family life and social life of women through the works of 6 photographers. The works showcased in the exhibition start from the postmodern perspective that sees the body as an object of gender and go on to challenge, humorously or methodically, stereotypical identities of women within the scope of complicated social and cultural perceptions.

During the exhibition, we will invite a number of curators, scholars and artists active in the field to participate in academic forums, talks and public events, which are not only designed to help us explore the important significance of photography in raising and responding to related issues, but also to examine the history and development of women’s photography around the world in a broader context.

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Photo booth at San Gennaro Festival with Baxter St Camera Club
Sep
13
to Sep 23

Photo booth at San Gennaro Festival with Baxter St Camera Club

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Here is your chance of being the star on a religious poster I created! For $25, you can have your photo taken by the wonderful Baxter St Camera Club people, get on this awesome Evil Women Cult poster, and take home a beautiful 8x10 print.

This is a poster of a cult called Evil Women Cult (created by me). The followers would worship all the evil women in the history in order to gain power from them. The poster has protecting power to the person who is in the poster. The talismans say "Get hold of the golden balls" and "Get rid of the Manwhore".

Baxter St at CCNY is proud to announce a 10-day multifaceted community program facilitated through a booth at the San Gennaro Festival from September 13-23. The booth will feature 8 custom backdrops created by emerging lens-based artists as part of our Guest Curated Exhibition Program. Fair attendees can have their portrait taken in front of these backdrops throughout the 10-day period. These backdrops will subsequently be on view at our Baxter St location. Baxter St at CCNY takes pride in being a good neighbor; through this program we aim to participate among our fellow community members and neighbors to support a long standing tradition of community and culture.

Participating artists:
Jackson Hallberg
Pixy Liao
Devin N. Morris
Elizabeth Renstrom
Marco Scozzaro
Tiffany Smith

Festival Dates: September 13 - 23, 2018
Booth Hours: 3 - 11pm
Booth located on Hester St between Mulberry and Mott St

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Book Launch "Experimental Relationship Vol.1 2007-2017" at Printed Matter with mini concert
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Book Launch "Experimental Relationship Vol.1 2007-2017" at Printed Matter with mini concert

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Pixy Liao: Experimental Relationship Vol. 1 - Book Launch and mini PIMO concert

September 7, 2018 6-8 PM

Join us for the NY book release of Experimental Relationship Vol. 1 by artist Pixy Liao, published by Jiazazhi. The event includes a mini-concert by Pixy’s band PIMO, together with her muse Moro.

Experimental Relation ship Vol. 1 is a collection of photos from Pixy’s long-term project “Experimental Relationship”. The photo series explores the alternative dynamics of the artist’s longterm relationship with her partner Moro, who is 5 years younger. In this project, she investigates a set of alternative possibilities for power and authority within a relationship that differ from those that Pixy was exposed to as a woman brought up in Shanghai, China.

Music is also an important part of Pixy and Moro’s life, with Moro the lead of their band PIMO. On occasion of the book launch the two will perform a short set of songs from their three albums.

More info about the book here.

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Group show "‘Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul" at Light Work
Aug
27
to Oct 18

Group show "‘Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul" at Light Work

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August 27 – October 18, 2018
Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery
Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 20, 6pm
Reception: Thursday, September 20, 5-7pm

Light Work is pleased to announce Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul: Selections from the Light Work Collection. The exhibition is guest-curated by For Freedoms, a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States, co-founded in 2016 by former Light Work artists-in-residence Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas. Since then, For Freedoms has produced exhibitions, town hall meetings, and public art to spur greater participation in civic life. On their motivations for starting For Freedoms, Gottesman states, “Our hope was to spark dialogue about our collective civic responsibility to push for freedom and justice today, as those before us pushed for freedom and justice in their time through peaceful protest and political participation.”

Borrowing its title from the Charles Biasiny-Rivera piece of the same name, Be Strong and Do Not Betray Your Soul features more than forty photographs from the Light Work Collection that explore topics of politics, social justice, identity, and visibility. These subjects have remained significant for Light Work and many of the artists we have supported over our forty-five year history. The list of artists includes: Laura Aguilar, George Awde, Karl Baden, Lois Barden and Harry Littell, Claire Beckett, Charles Biasing-Rivera, Samantha Box, Deborah Bright, Chan Chao, Renee Cox, Rose Marie Cromwell, Jen Davis, Jess Dugan, John Edmonds, Amy Elkins, Nereyda Garcia Ferraz, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Antony Gleaton, Jim Goldberg, David Graham, Mahtab Hussain, Osamu James Nakagawa, Tommy Kha, Pipo Nguyen-Duy, Deana Lawson, Mary Mattingly, Jackie Nickerson, Shelley Niro, Suzanne Opton, Kristine Potter, Ernesto Pujol, Irina Rozovsky, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Kanako Sasaki, Pacifico Silano, Clarissa Sligh, Beuford Smith, Amy Stein, Mila Teshaieva, Brian Ulrich, Ted Wathen, Carrie Mae Weems, Carla Williams, Hank Willis Thomas, Pixy Yijun Liao.

In addition to the selections of work on view at Light Work, we have collaborated with For Freedoms to display a series of billboards throughout the city of Syracuse created by internationally-renowned artists Zoe Buckman, Eric Gottesman, Carrie Mae Weems, Spider Martin, and Hank Willis Thomas. These billboards use photography and text to address social issues and our political climate. This exhibition and related programming coincides with The 50 State Initiative, an ambitious new phase of For Freedoms Fall 2018 programming, during the lead-up to the midterm elections. Building off of the existing artistic infrastructure in the United States, For Freedoms has developed a network of artists and institutional partners, including Light Work, who will produce nationwide public art installations, exhibitions, and local community dialogues in order to inject nuanced, artistic thinking into public discourse. Centered around the vital work of artists, these exhibitions, and related projects will model how arts institutions can become civic forums for action.

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Group show "Into the Light" at Daniel Cooney Fine Arts
Jun
21
to Aug 2

Group show "Into the Light" at Daniel Cooney Fine Arts

Exhibition Dates: June 21 – August 3, 2018

Into The Light is an exhibition of photographs of women by women. The show includes historical images and contemporary work by emerging artists and more experienced working artists. Into The Light offers a gamut of representations of women throughout history as portrayed by women, including self-portraiture.

Exhibition Artists:

Laure Albin-Guillot Jesse Tarbox Beals
Ilse Bing
Nydia Blas Julia Margaret Cameron Vivian Cherry
Phyllis Christopher
Joyce Culver Imogen Cunningham
Joy Episalla Lola Flash Arlene Gottfried Kia Labeija Joanne Leonard Pixy Liao Hailum Ma Barbara Morgan Ruth Orkin Emilie Regnier Marcia Resnick Erika Stone Gail Thacker Annie Tritt Stacy Lynn Waddell Sophia Wallace

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Group show "DISOBEDIENT DAUGHTERS" at Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Apr
4
to Apr 21

Group show "DISOBEDIENT DAUGHTERS" at Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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DISOBEDIENT DAUGHTERS

Curator: SOPHIA CAI

SYNOPSIS/ABOUT Nine female artists/artist collectives challenge visual tropes of Asian women. The works playfully examine race, gender, and societal expectations, and their continued objectification and exoticism in popular media.

Artists include: Mihyun Kang, Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau, Pixy Liao, Janelle Low, Andy Mullens, Ma Quisha, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Sad Asian Girls & Zoe Wong

OPENING / 4 April 2018, 6pm EXHIBITION / 4 – 21 April 2018, Metro Arts Gallery Level 2

2018 / Metro Arts – Exhibition Program, co-presented by Metro Arts and Sophia Cai

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Group show "MUSE MUSE" at Czech Center New York
Mar
9
to Apr 6

Group show "MUSE MUSE" at Czech Center New York

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Exhibition: muse muse Location: Czech Center New York Dates: March 9 – April 6, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 7-10 PM

As a part of the New Bohemia Exhibition Series initiated by Czech Center New York celebrating the 100 year Anniversary of the First Republic and the democratic ideals ushered in by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, this show examines the transformation of identity and self against the background of post 1918 political and social change reflected in the shift initiated by the First Republic. Stressing the freedom of a multiplicity of voices and viewpoints, the inclusion of multiple curators mirrors a democratic vision centered around the theme of creating and celebrating new identities.

Curators: Artists: Thomas Beachdel Aaron Young Theophilos Constantinou Nemo Librizzi Antonia Marsh Grace Ahlbom India Salvor Menuez Jahmal B Golden Michal Nanoru Dušan Tománek Lissa Rivera Naomi Okubo Jo Rosenthal VirtuosoVirtuoso zine: Medar de la Cruz, Kellian Delice, Emma Kohlmann, Mica Levine, Hayley Martell, Marian Martin, Ambar Navarro, Kat Rose, Emerson Rosenthal, Charlie Rubin, Leticia Sampedro, Shane Saunders, Andrea Sisson, Marie Tomanova, Amanda Wallace, Thomas Watkiss, Linda Yang, Yulia Zinshtein, Dale Zine Richie Shazam Theresa Chromati / Martine Gutierrez David C. Terry Jaimie Warren Marie Tomanova Pixy Liao

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Residency: New York Foundation of the Arts Artist in Residence at University of Arts London Chelsea and Wimbledon
Feb
2
to Mar 17

Residency: New York Foundation of the Arts Artist in Residence at University of Arts London Chelsea and Wimbledon

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Pixy Liao will be New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) Artist in Residence at Chelsea and Wimbledon in February and March. The residency gives New York based artists an exciting opportunity to work in central London alongside the colleges’ staff and students.

Pixy’s intimate photographs explore alternative possibilities for heterosexual relationships and power dynamics, and she will be introducing these themes alongside her body of work at two public lectures.

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Group show "Socially Engaged" at 2017 ACP Festival
Oct
2
to Nov 11

Group show "Socially Engaged" at 2017 ACP Festival

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The exhibition considers the genre of performance and photography/video: its origin in the personal body; its influence within the arts and our culture, and its evolution since it formally arrived in the 1960’s as protest and commentary.

"Socially Engaged" is curated by Brenda Massie.

Participating artists include: Marilyn Minter, an artist who uses hypersexualized images of women to examine their roles in our culture as both objects and subjects, and to assert the power that emanates from these roles.

LaToya Ruby Frazier who creates documentary photographs and videos of herself and her family in adverse political and economic conditions as a personal expression of the fight for social justice, racial equality and cultural change.

Adrian Piper uses racial ambiguity and femininity to create text and images that examine ostracism and otherness in our culture.

Deborah Bright photographer, scholar and professor of photography and history of visual art and visual culture at RISD and Pratt attests that performance is “not an Ivory Tower” and that if it’s good “there is graphic form with telling content.” Her works explore LGBT issues and their lively, disturbing insertion into conservative formats.

Pixy Yijun Liao role plays male attitude and performance in intimate images of gender reversal within her domestic relationship.

Cheryl Pope, who studied under Nick Cave, creates powerful images of loss of power, and life, in an inequitable society.

Kerry Skarbakka documents his performances of male aggression in fight scenes, survivalist fantasies, and cultural realities.

Christina Price-Washington and Tyler Gill.

Panel Discussion Oct 19 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Panel discussion will include select artists from exhibition and will be moderated by Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography, The High Museum of Art.

Georgia State University - Kopleff Hall 10 Peachtree Center Ave S. The Arts & Humanities Building Atlanta, GA 30303

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Group show "Discursive Selves"
Jul
21
to Aug 11

Group show "Discursive Selves"

Opening Reception July 21, 6-8pm

On view July 21 - August 11, 2017 Wednesday-Sunday 12pm-7pm

Westbeth Gallery 55 Bethune Street New York, 10014

Artists: Farah Al Qasimi, Aneta Bartos, Nicolas Bloise, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Nona Faustine, Rindon Johnson, Tommy Kha, Pixy Liao, Matthew Morrocco, Bryson Rand, Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Curated by Eric Lawton & Daphne Takahashi.

Housed at Westbeth Gallery, Discursive Selves explores the contested meaning of the Self Portrait. This collection of contemporary photography and film by eleven artists reveals nuanced definitions of selfhood that acknowledge the socializing influence of one’s surrounding environment. As a means of intersubjective expression, these artists use the camera to cement their visibility on their own terms.

Self-portraiture plays an essential role in the development and establishment of one’s identity— it informs and is informed, creates and is created, is both concrete and ephemeral. For some, it manifests as an artifact, a material body, or a form of testimony; for others, it is a projection, a speculation, or a performance. Private life and public exposure blur as the portrayal of a Self differs from fictitious characters and imagined scenarios to biological self-studies or familial ties.

Discursive Selves dissects the myriad practices of formulating oneself, as both an intimate ritual and a method of responding to one's outer world. These artists approach the medium of photography as a dialogic exchange between the self and the other. In what has now emerged as a rapidly expanding Global Information Society, Discursive Selves illustrates a significant pause and moment of contemplation in contemporary life.

This exhibition was made possible through the support of Art + Commerce

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Group show “A New Ballardian Vision” at Metro Pictures
Jun
29
to Aug 4

Group show “A New Ballardian Vision” at Metro Pictures

A New Ballardian Vision Chapter 1: Curated by Leo Xu Chapter 2: Leo Xu Projects in Metro Pictures’ Upstairs Gallery June 29 – August 4, 2017

As a part of CONDO Complex New York, a gallery swap between New York galleries and national and international partners, Metro Pictures hosts Leo Xu’s two-part exhibition A New Ballardian Vision. The show brings together a selection of works that reflect recent social, technological and environmental developments through the lens of author J.G. Ballard’s (1930–2009) writings. Xu conceived the exhibition as two distinct chapters; the first features Metro Pictures artists Nina Beier, Camille Henrot, Martin Kippenberger, Oliver Laric, Robert Longo, Trevor Paglen, Jim Shaw and Cindy Sherman. The second chapter focuses on a younger generation of Chinese artists represented by Leo Xu Projects, including aaajiao, Chen Wei, Cheng Ran, Cui Jie, Li Qing, Liu Shiyuan and Pixy Liao.

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